BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott men's volleyball team has been ranked No. 14 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) NCAA Division III Poll, as announced by the organization earlier today. This is the first time under head coach George Chapell that the team has been ranked and the first time since week one of the 2011 season when the Gulls were No. 13 in NCAA Division III.
Headed into this week's full slate of games, Endicott is 17-1 overall and 8-0 in NECC play with their only loss coming back on February 1 in a five-set loss to No. 10 Wentworth. The Gulls have not dropped a set since then, a streak of 10 matches and 30 sets.
Endicott will be tested heavily on the next three matches starting with tonight's showdown with NECC rival Elms (13-5, 5-1 NECC) with top seed in the upcoming conference tournament on the line. Elms is receiving votes in the most recent AVCA Poll. Tomorrow night, Endicott hosts No. 1 Springfield (23-1) at 6:00 PM and on Thursday the Gulls welcome Cal Lutheran (15-8).
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)